Geoff Dyer & Mark Ford: The Last Days of Roger Federer

As he enters late middle age Geoff Dyer turns, in The Last Days of Roger Federer (Canongate) to the question of late, or indeed last style. Lisa Appignanesi writes ‘Geoff Dyer's wry meditations on mortality and late style have a dazzling way of dispelling gloom. Nietzsche and the Turin horse, vaporised Turner, dolorous Dylan, antics on courts and at Burning Man, Dyer's Last Days had me laughing aloud, a sure signal of deft seriousness. What is there to say except if this is late Dyer, it's great Dyer.’

Dyer was in conversation with the poet and critic Mark Ford.